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A 39-year-old member asked:

how long can you live with blood clots in your leg and lungs?

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Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
DVT and PE: If people with deep venous thromboses and pulmonary emboli receive anticoagulation treatment, haven't suffered large clots that could impair their respiratory function, and don't have an underlying cancer, they should have a normal life expectancy. A hematologist can tell you how long to stay on active treatment and what can be done to prevent additional clots in the future.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What can cause blood clots in the lungs or legs?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Smoking: Smoking is one cause, varicose veins, swelling in the lower legs, trauma, being stagnant i.E sitting on a plane for a long trip., and oral contraceptives are the most common causes for the clot to go to the leg. Once in the leg, they can dislodge and go to the lung then the clot would be called a pulmonary embolism. (pulmonary = lung, embolism = moving clot.).
A 38-year-old member asked:

What's most likely signs of blood clots in legs and lungs?

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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Few options: Swelling of legs pain in legs difficulty breathing.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What happens when blood clots from the leg have travelled to your lungs, is it fatal?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Podiatry 9 years experience
PE: A blood clot from your leg, also called a DVT or deep vein thrombosis, that travels to your lung can be fatal. The clot in your lungs is called a pe, or pulmonary embolism.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How long can it take for a blood clot in the legs to travel to the lungs?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Seconds: If it does occur, it occurs over a matter of seconds.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Wanted to know if all blood clots that travel to the lungs start off in the legs?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Yes

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